CCPS Mission, Vision and Values


The mission of the College of Community and Public Service is to educate students for professional careers through excellent teaching, learning, scholarship, and service that promote just and democratic communities, and ethical and effective leadership.


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Michigan Cares for Tourism Clean-up Event 2017


We aspire to be a preeminent source for community and public service education by providing innovative professional curriculum with dedicated and inspired teaching. We promote excellence in public service, community leadership, and lifelong learning. We address local, regional, national, and global issues through effective teaching, scholarship, collaboration, and service.



We value the liberal education and academic excellence in learning, teaching, and research; contemporary applied learning and critical thinking; a passion to provide ethical and compassionate services to diverse local, national, and global communities and populations in need; a culture of collegiality and collaboration; diversity, community, and social justice; empowered graduates with professional practice skills.

We value community partnerships of depth and consequence. In our community engagement, we hold ourselves accountable for both our particular contribution and the well-being of the whole.

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